The Scots Confession is one of twelve statements of faith from our Book of Confessions. In 1560, Scotland declared itself a Protestant nation and set its clergy, including reformer John Knox, to the task of composing a confession of faith.
This affirmation is the first of twenty-five chapters proclaiming their understanding of the faith.
We confess and acknowledge one God alone, to whom alone we must hold fast, whom alone we must serve, whom only we must worship, and in whom alone we put our trust.
God is eternal, infinite, immeasurable, incomprehensible, omnipotent, invisible; one in substance and yet distinct in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
By God we confess and believe all things in heaven and earth, visible and invisible, to have been created, to be retained in their being, and to be ruled and guided by God’s inscrutable providence for such end as God’s eternal wisdom, goodness, and justice have appointed, and to the manifestation of God’s own glory. Amen.